The Reith Lectures are now one of the high points of the BBC’s broadcasting each year – the breadth of subject matter and emmenence of the speaker each year is pretty much beyond challenge.
This year’s lecturer is Nigerian thinker/poet/playwright, Wole Soyinka, and can be read and listened to online here – his theme is ‘A Climate Of Fear’, drawing on his experiences in Nigeria though the civil war and the traumatic political climate across Africa in the last 50 years.
Marvellous, challenging and inspiring stuff.
Soundtrack – Juliet Turner, ‘Season Of The Hurricane’ – hugely gifted Irish singer/songwriter. All three of her CDs are marvellous.by